Through the 1950s and the early 1960s, fashion photographer Lillian Bassman worked with fashion magazines and Madison Avenue Advertising agencies to create a potent vision of women's lingerie: brassieres and bodices; corsets and girdles; camisoles and chemises; nightgowns and pajamas. Using the era's supermodels, she perfectly visualised a feminine ideal and captured women's imaginations. Fifty years later these images have lost ne of their allure and the ermous cultural impact of the TV show Mad Men has given them new currency.
Lillian Bassman, is a prominent and respected figure in the world of fashion photographers. Her signature style, once described by legendary photographer Richard Avedon as making visible that heart-breaking invisible place between the appearance and the disappearance of things, offers a sensuous and intimate vision of modern women.